Fervid can be used to describe something that is physically hot such as “a fervid day in August,” but it is more often used to describe heated emotions like anger, love, or desire.

When passions and emotions run wild, you should expect to hear some fervid language thrown about. The adjective fervid comes from the Latin fervidus which means “glowing, burning, or boiling.” It is often used like the word fiery. You might hear a politician deliver a “fervid speech” if he or she is particularly worked up over an issue.

Definitions of fervid
  1. adjective
    characterized by intense emotion
    synonyms: ardent, fervent, fiery, impassioned, perfervid, torrid
    having or expressing strong emotions
  2. adjective
    extremely hot
    “"set out...when the fervid heat subsides"- Frances Trollope”
    synonyms: fervent
    used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
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